Donald Glover Reveals He Welcomed 3rd Son


Donald Glover, whose alter ego is singer-rapper Childish Gambino, has revealed he became a father for the third time earlier this year.

In a conversation with Michaela Coel for British GQ, Glover said his son was born around the time of George Floyd’s death in May.

“It was such an intense, weird moment, because I’m watching that video and it’s like eight minutes long, so you’re sitting there and I had just had this amazing, joyful, expanding moment,’ he recalled. “I don’t even know what, really, the word is to describe it. It was just expanding: the empathy and compassion and the terror and the joy of it.”

Glover, 37, said the boy is named in honour of his father Donald Glover Sr., who died in 2018.

Glover and partner Michelle White already have sons Legend, 4, and Drake, 2. He said the family could still get bigger.

“I’ve actually had that thing where I’m like, ‘Maybe I should just get a vasectomy and just freeze those assets.’ Because adopting kids, my family adopting kids... we actually have been talking about [it], because we have three boys so I’m like, ‘Oh, it might be nice to be get a girl in there.’”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Glover said his Childish Gambino days might not be over. “I still don’t feel like I’m done with that project,” he said.

Artist Radio

Listen to music from Childish Gambino